Cancer communications and causing traffic jams

Blog posted by: Martin Christlieb

Francesca Buffa has been awarded a five-year grant by the European Research Council (ERC) to develop computer simulations to personalise cancer treatment and prevent drug resistance.

We increasingly understand which parts of a cell have gone wrong and make it divide uncontrollably, leading to cancer.  We are also becoming better and better at developing drugs which match the bits that have gone wrong. 

A long and fateful journey

Blog posted by: Martin Christlieb

What could be worse than cancer? Cancer that has spread. The average survival across all cancer types is about 50%. Most of the failures will occur in people whose tumours have spread (metastasised).

How does a tumour spread? If we knew the answer to that we would have another set of opportunities to fight back.

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